20 February 2004

Practical lightweight XML-based scripting

Jon Udell's article (Feb 2004) Lightweight XML Search Servers in the latest issue of XML.com highlights a number of useful technologies. I am particulary keen to see a real use of the XML ability of Berkely DB as a back end for a lightweight scripting utility. What is great about the article is how he describes the practical issues that arise and how he used existing open source tools to address most of these, rather than programming a monolithic application from scratch. This type of case study really illustrates the way programmers need to behave in today's world. My challenge as an educator is to help produce students who can do this type of thing.

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